Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:22 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:22 am linkquote
DirtyRAT, you are welcome! You need an excuse to get out of the city. When I went to Thurlow Dam a couple of weeks ago the route I took was about 40 miles each way. I much prefer riding in rural areas. Have fun!
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:17 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:17 am linkquote
Pretty pathetic dam, but here goes:
On the chain of lakes in Madison, WI, there is a dam just off of Lake Waubesa. The gates are currently wide open, due to heavy rains we have had recently. Here it is:


Scoot, with dam in background


Little more of the dam


The lock, with the dam to the left

Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:24 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:24 am linkquote
Good job Madison Sully! Next tag?
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:30 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:30 am linkquote
Thanks Hachi!
How about a scooter shot with a safety cone in the picture?


This was actually taken at the Columbus, WI train station. But, safety cone it is:

Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:28 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:28 am linkquote
Tag: i see cones...

Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:34 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:34 am linkquote
Next tag: a weather vane

Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:40 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:40 am linkquote
DirtyRAT, are you posting from your phone? I saw one a few blocks from the house but thought, that's too easy so I went for a ride and have been sitting here cropping my pictures, etc. When I logged back on you had posted one second ago. I'm sharing my late pictures. By the way, I think the tag was A(singular) cone.


One little traffic cone


One big traffic cone


Two little traffic cones


Many traffic cones

Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:45 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:45 am linkquote
Beat you by 5 minutes,Hachi! Heheh

Unless the cone tab was exclusive of other cones, you'll be looking for a weather vane today.
I posted from my craptop, btw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:11 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:11 am linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
Dam it, Hachi...... closest dam is 25 miles away! argh...good thing it's Sunday.
...
I've been keeping a beater laptop in my topcase so I can post a tag from the road. Oy.
Looking in maps.google.com the closest dam that I can get near on a scooter is about 100 miles, one way.

Wife changed our cell phone account and we all are on the shared data plan. So I got a "smart phone." 3" x 5" x .5" and can photo and post almost anywhere.
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:34 am

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:34 am linkquote
Paladin, I've never posted a tag with a smart phone. I may have to start doing that to keep up with DirtyRat.

Anyway, here is the weather vane. The wind blew it over.

The next tag should be easy for DirtyRat.


Weather vane


Next tag: Submarine

Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:58 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:58 pm linkquote
Tag: a submarine (courtesy of Scripps Aquarium)


Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:02 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:02 pm linkquote
Next: a Bocce ball or lawn bowling court

Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:07 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:07 pm linkquote
That was quick DirtyRAT!

I have never heard of a Bocce ball or lawn bowling court. I guess I'll sit out this round.
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:13 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:13 pm linkquote
Everyone in San Diego knows about the Scripps Aquarium submarine, so that one was a no-brainer.

I'm sure Paladin can find Bocce or Lawn bowling in Los Angeles. Heck, he found a plethora of tanks!
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:41 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:41 pm linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
... I'm sure Paladin can find Bocce or Lawn bowling in Los Angeles. Heck, he found a plethora of tanks!
I never even heard of "Bocce" Thanks to the Internet I found the Wiki and a location, locally in Manhattan Beach -- http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2009/09/23/tin-roof-bistros-bocce-ball-court-how-to-just-say-no-to-mafia-wars-on-facebook
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:14 pm

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:14 pm linkquote
I guess you'd have to grow up in an Italian neighborhood, or have European relatives from the Old Country knocking around 3" balls while sipping Limoncello or Port, or grappa...

The French and English both have their own versions of Bocce, too

Another choice for ya, Paladin: http://www.losangeleslawnbowling.com/
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:34 am

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:34 am linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
Next: a Bocce ball or lawn bowling court


Not impressive. Also behind a low wall and I didn't want to ride into the café....
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:43 am

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:43 am linkquote
New TAG: Open Manhole
Something everyone should be able to find, an Open Manhole.



In the '70's I spent many hours in manholes. Some were fun, like the sidewalk manhole at 7th and Hope. Great view of young ladies walking pass.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:34 pm

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:34 pm linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
Next: a Bocce ball or lawn bowling court

That is in Little Italy right? I believe I sat right there about 10 years ago and watched the tournament during Columbus day with an old man named Tony who was from Naples. He said Italians like the climate in California because it is most like home. He also said he was banned from playing in the tournament because he beaned a ref with a ball when he got mad about a call.

Open manhole covers are rare here in FL but maybe I will get lucky on the way home.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:09 pm

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:09 pm linkquote
Paladin wrote:
Not impressive. Also behind a low wall and I didn't want to ride into the café....
Hmmm...Pathetic Bocce court, yes. You would have had better luck with the Lawn bowling URL I posted. Hopefully you had some food there?

Now on to find open manholes, or open a closed one myself!
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:11 pm

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:11 pm linkquote
stickyfrog wrote:
That is in Little Italy right? I believe I sat right there about 10 years ago and watched the tournament during Columbus day with an old man named Tony who was from Naples. He said Italians like the climate in California because it is most like home. He also said he was banned from playing in the tournament because he beaned a ref with a ball when he got mad about a call.
LOL! great story, and YES: it's 'Amici Park' in Little italy San Diego. I have yet to see some Bocce actually being played there, oddly.
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:22 pm

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:22 pm linkquote
I don't suppose I could join in from the other side of the pond. My wife and son are going away for a long weekend soon and it would keep me out of the pub
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:12 am

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:12 am linkquote
Re: New TAG: Open Manhole
Paladin wrote:
Something everyone should be able to find, an Open Manhole
I have never seen one.

Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:50 pm

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:50 pm linkquote
New TAG: Open Manhole *or* Hawaiian BBQ
Hachi wrote:
I have never seen one.
That's a messed-up Ecosystem, man.
Hey!! How about Kalua pork! You gotta be able to get [Tag] Hawaiian BBQ [/Tag]
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:15 pm

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:15 pm linkquote
Paladin, ya'll got too much crazy stuff out there in Lalaland! No Hawaiian bbq places here either. They do have Hawaiian bbq chicken pizza at Papa Johns if that counts.
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:40 pm

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Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:40 pm linkquote
hahah...I was driving around downtown San Diego, looking for a manhole that was open, to no avail, even though they do exist everywhere.

Since we have a new tag: I drive by one of those infernal L&L joints on my way home, and will tag it.

My next tag should be less restrictive, I hope
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:39 pm

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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:39 pm linkquote
Tag: L and L barbeque, La Jolla



moving AWAY from BBQ/food for the next tag...
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:42 pm

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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:42 pm linkquote
Next up: your scooter and an airborne KITE, or Kiteboard sail

(kite boarding is basically wind surfing)



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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:46 pm

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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:46 pm linkquote
I thought a Hawaiian BBQ would have be trivial. But he was right. I looked at Google Maps and Montgomery AL ain't got Hawaiian BBQ. Or Peruvian, or Korean, or Salvadoran, or....
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:31 am

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:31 am linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
Next up: your scooter and an airborne KITE, or Kiteboard sail

(kite boarding is basically wind surfing)....
And I thought I was looking at an easy tag. You want a kite that is being pulled by someone out on the ocean? Or just a kite.
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:39 am

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:39 am linkquote
Paladin wrote:
DirtyRAT wrote:
Next up: your scooter and an airborne KITE, or Kiteboard sail

(kite boarding is basically wind surfing)....
And I thought I was looking at an easy tag. You want a kite that is being pulled by someone out on the ocean? Or just a kite.
Either one, airborne. The definition of 'kite' seems to apply to each instance I mentioned, so I included both so as to cover the smartypants wondering about kite boarders, which are often found on windy days on inland lakes and on coastal beaches.
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:41 am




 



Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:41 am
This post was not quite
What we were hoping to see
Try again, perhaps?
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:14 am

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:14 am linkquote
Re: my scoot at work
dreadmatty wrote:
This topic is for Scooter Tag in the USA. Please start a new topic in the Scooter Gallery if you wish. In the meantime I've moved it from view.


Carry on folks...
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:35 am

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:35 am linkquote
does it really
matter we all own scooters [good god]just nice to chat england is 'nt that much different from the us no need to be rude
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:02 pm

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:02 pm linkquote
Re: does it really
dreadmatty wrote:
matter we all own scooters [good god]just nice to chat england is 'nt that much different from the us no need to be rude
Clearly, it *does* matter. You posted in the wrong forum, nothing more. Nobody is being rude. Moderators have a job to do, and keeping forum posts relevant to the forum threads is important.

There is a General forum for 'nice to chat':

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum2

There is a Scooter gallery forum for showing off scooter photos:

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum7
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:11 pm

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:11 pm linkquote
DirtyRAT wrote:
... Either one, airborne. The definition of 'kite' seems to apply to each instance I mentioned, so I included both so as to cover the smartypants wondering about kite boarders, which are often found on windy days on inland lakes and on coastal beaches.
Is good to learn something new. Kite surfing doesn't need big waves. I see that it is big in the east as well: http://www.lakeeriekiteboarding.com/ And with a parawing kite they can tack into the wind, just as a sail boat can.
Also dunes and snow (but not in July in the U.S.) as well as water.
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:02 am

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:02 am linkquote
Ok, time to make a Kite... does it count if I attach it to the scooter to get it to fly? 40 mph should do it right??? somebody grab a camera, Quick!
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:34 am

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:34 am linkquote
sulli0926, LOL
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:30 am

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Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:30 am linkquote
LOL...yeah, but I do recall there being wind in Madison. Just find a kite, whether it's yours or not, and snap a pic of it IN THE AIR with your scooter.

Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:32 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:32 pm linkquote
Windboard


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